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June 20, 2017
Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary celebrates 50 years

Last week, the Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary enjoyed a golden dinner to celebrate 50 years of supporting long term care residents

On Thursday, June 16 the Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary celebrated 50 years of providing support and compassion for long term care residents. Gathered among a stunning arrangement of floral and gold decorations, members of the Auxiliary celebrated the years of accomplishment with a delicious dinner catered by Rosa, Giselle, Leanna, and Monica.

Mildred Luckham and Lu Topman, two of the Auxiliary’s original charter members were guests of honour at the event. Also in attendance were Oxford County Warden David Mayberry and CAO Peter Crockett who each shared their thanks for the time and effort the auxiliary members have put in over the years.

Woodingford Lodge Administrator and Director Corrie Fransen shared some of her fond memories, including the first time she attended the Auxiliary’s annual garage sale and they sold her bike as an antique.

Among other things, the Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary has hosted social events, coordinated birthday parties, and raised money to provide Woodingford residents with extra comforts to make them feel at home.

“I can’t express enough thanks on behalf of the residents,” said Woodingford Lodge resident Judy Crane. “I’m proud to say that I live in a long term care home where women come in and give their time freely.”

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Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at

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